Student Initiatives

We support MIT students in ethical reflection, inquiry and action. As part of our mission, we offer mentoring, logistical support and financial backing to new student initiatives that will make a difference in the world. In the 1970s and 80s, Radius stood with student activists against nuclear weapons and apartheid. More recently, we joined student efforts to call for integrity in fundraising. Today, students are getting MIT engaged with increasing the visibility and representation of indigenous scientists and engineers.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, Radius partnered with the Sustainability Group of the Undergraduate Association, Divest MIT, The Graduate Program in Science Journalism, the Knight Science Journalism Fellows, the Addir Interfaith Dialogue Fellows, the Interfraternity Council, The Planetary Health Alliance, the Native American Student Association, and the American Indian Society of Engineers and Scientists.

MIT student activists, if you are looking for moral, logistical and financial support, please contact Nina at

Current Student Initiatives

YouthCAN at the Boston Latin School

In 2007, we began mentoring a student club at the Boston Latin School. When the first meeting was organized by BLS History teacher Cate Arnold, we were expecting a few students to show up. Instead, over 80 students packed the room, excited to begin the work of the BLS Youth Climate Action Network (BLSYouthCAN). On May 19, 2008, BLSYouthCAN hosted the first Youth Summit on Climate Change at MIT with more than 225 students attending. With our ongoing support, this annual summit has reached a wide audience of New England high-school students, inspiring a new generation to take action in response to one of the greatest ethical challenges of our time.